The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

The figures below represent the IT job market in general and are NOT representative of salaries within the Microsoft Corporation.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 4 5 4
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 1123 1028 1074
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 20.59% 18.84% 22.34%
As % of the Vendors category 40.11% 37.06% 43.32%
Number of salaries quoted 953 919 926
Average salary £37,500 £37,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.73%
Microsoft
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Vendors Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
2800 2774 2479
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 51.35% 50.83% 51.57%
Number of salaries quoted 2308 2374 2051
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Microsoft
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft across the West Midlands region.

Microsoft Salary Trend in the West Midlands

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

Microsoft
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham 0 398 £41,500 +3.75% 69
Staffordshire +2 171 £35,000 +1.44% 17
Warwickshire -2 121 £31,500 -10.00% 12
Coventry -2 115 £38,500 -3.75% 14
Solihull +5 88 £38,000 +20.63% 15
Worcestershire -6 54 £36,000 -4.00% 12
Shropshire +5 36 £32,500 -8.45% 3
Wolverhampton +1 23 £33,500 -10.66% 4
Herefordshire -6 8 £31,500 -16.00% 3
Sutton Coldfield +4 6 £31,500 +16.66% 1
Dudley +2 5 £30,000 -3.22%
West Bromwich +1 4 £30,000 - 2
Walsall 0 4 £80,000 +128.57% 2
Halesowen - 1 £21,000 -
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft.

1 843 (39.19%) SQL Server
2 810 (37.66%) MS Excel
3 772 (35.89%) .NET
4 764 (35.52%) SQL
5 707 (32.87%) Windows
6 662 (30.78%) C#
7 475 (22.08%) ASP.NET
8 409 (19.01%) HTML
9 370 (17.20%) Active Directory
10 358 (16.64%) VMware
10 358 (16.64%) Microsoft Certification
11 341 (15.85%) SharePoint
12 340 (15.81%) CSS
13 316 (14.69%) JavaScript
13 316 (14.69%) MS Office
14 298 (13.85%) Citrix
15 278 (12.92%) Degree
16 269 (12.51%) Finance
17 264 (12.27%) MS Exchange
18 257 (11.95%) jQuery
19 249 (11.58%) MVC
20 247 (11.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
21 235 (10.93%) VMware Infrastructure
22 232 (10.79%) Windows Server 2008
23 227 (10.55%) XML
24 217 (10.09%) .NET Framework
25 214 (9.95%) Business Intelligence
26 212 (9.86%) VB.NET
27 210 (9.76%) ITIL
28 204 (9.48%) SQL Server Integration Services

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 341 (15.85%) SharePoint
2 264 (12.27%) MS Exchange
3 141 (6.56%) IIS
4 127 (5.90%) Exchange Server 2010
5 103 (4.79%) Exchange Server 2013
6 91 (4.23%) Lync
7 72 (3.35%) Exchange Server 2007
8 64 (2.98%) Exchange Server 2003
9 53 (2.46%) SharePoint Server
10 43 (2.00%) SharePoint 2013
11 42 (1.95%) SharePoint 2010
12 41 (1.91%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 39 (1.81%) BizTalk Server
14 32 (1.49%) Apache
15 30 (1.39%) Tomcat
16 25 (1.16%) Node.js
17 22 (1.02%) CMS
18 21 (0.98%) WebSphere
19 18 (0.84%) Office Communications Server
19 18 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 810 (37.66%) MS Excel
2 316 (14.69%) MS Office
3 74 (3.44%) MS Project
4 64 (2.98%) MS PowerPoint
5 49 (2.28%) MS Visio
6 8 (0.37%) Simulink
6 8 (0.37%) Stateflow
6 8 (0.37%) TargetLink
7 6 (0.28%) InfoPath
7 6 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
7 6 (0.28%) FastStats
8 5 (0.23%) SPSS
9 2 (0.093%) RoboHelp
9 2 (0.093%) PowerPivot
10 1 (0.046%) GIMP
10 1 (0.046%) Fireworks
10 1 (0.046%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.046%) Stata
10 1 (0.046%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 146 (6.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 48 (2.23%) Dynamics AX
3 39 (1.81%) Dynamics NAV
4 36 (1.67%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 11 (0.51%) Cognos TM1
6 10 (0.46%) Maximo
7 9 (0.42%) Agresso
8 8 (0.37%) Summit
8 8 (0.37%) assyst
9 6 (0.28%) Line 500
9 6 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
9 6 (0.28%) Oracle Retail
10 5 (0.23%) Oracle BPM
11 4 (0.19%) Dynamics GP
11 4 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
11 4 (0.19%) e-Work
12 3 (0.14%) SAP CRM
13 2 (0.093%) Lawson
14 1 (0.046%) WebTrends
14 1 (0.046%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 98 (4.56%) Office 365
2 35 (1.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (0.70%) Amazon AWS
4 12 (0.56%) Amazon S3
4 12 (0.56%) ElastiCache
4 12 (0.56%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 12 (0.56%) Amazon SQS
5 11 (0.51%) IaaS
6 8 (0.37%) SaaS
7 4 (0.19%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.046%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 124 (5.76%) SAN
2 119 (5.53%) DNS
3 111 (5.16%) Firewall
4 107 (4.97%) TCP/IP
5 99 (4.60%) WAN
6 98 (4.56%) LAN
7 84 (3.91%) DHCP
8 75 (3.49%) Internet
8 75 (3.49%) Unified Communications
9 68 (3.16%) VPN
10 44 (2.05%) NAS
11 35 (1.63%) VoIP
12 32 (1.49%) NetScaler
13 30 (1.39%) VLAN
14 27 (1.26%) Network Security
15 26 (1.21%) Wireless
16 24 (1.12%) IP Telephony
16 24 (1.12%) SSH
17 22 (1.02%) Broadband
17 22 (1.02%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 843 (39.19%) SQL Server
2 247 (11.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 204 (9.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 172 (8.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 106 (4.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 86 (4.00%) Relational Database
7 85 (3.95%) SQL Server 2005
8 77 (3.58%) Data Warehouse
9 68 (3.16%) SQL Server 2012
10 49 (2.28%) MySQL
11 41 (1.91%) Crystal Reports
12 38 (1.77%) OLAP
12 38 (1.77%) RDBMS
13 34 (1.58%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 34 (1.58%) MS Access
14 28 (1.30%) Oracle Database
15 24 (1.12%) MongoDB
16 21 (0.98%) Cognos Framework Manager
17 18 (0.84%) Cognos Analysis Studio
18 17 (0.79%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 178 (8.28%) Visual Studio
2 95 (4.42%) Team Foundation Server
3 65 (3.02%) Subversion
4 42 (1.95%) Git (software)
5 24 (1.12%) NUnit
6 23 (1.07%) MSTest
7 18 (0.84%) Rhino Mocks
7 18 (0.84%) Moq
7 18 (0.84%) Oracle Forms
8 14 (0.65%) MSI
9 13 (0.60%) AdminStudio
10 12 (0.56%) JIRA
11 11 (0.51%) InstallShield
12 10 (0.46%) Hudson
13 9 (0.42%) Talend Open Studio
14 8 (0.37%) Rational DOORS
15 7 (0.33%) ERwin
15 7 (0.33%) Toad
16 6 (0.28%) Visual Studio Team System
16 6 (0.28%) ReSharper
General
1 269 (12.51%) Finance
2 102 (4.74%) Advertising
3 75 (3.49%) Retail
4 65 (3.02%) Telecoms
5 58 (2.70%) Manufacturing
6 51 (2.37%) Legal
7 39 (1.81%) Automotive
8 30 (1.39%) Marketing
9 27 (1.26%) Banking
10 18 (0.84%) Law
11 16 (0.74%) Back Office
12 14 (0.65%) Publishing
13 12 (0.56%) Games
14 10 (0.46%) Electronics
14 10 (0.46%) Billing
15 9 (0.42%) Investment Banking
15 9 (0.42%) Military
16 8 (0.37%) Aerospace
17 7 (0.33%) French Language
18 5 (0.23%) German Language
Job Titles
1 800 (37.19%) Developer
2 363 (16.88%) Analyst
3 324 (15.06%) .NET Developer
4 225 (10.46%) Consultant
5 181 (8.41%) C# Developer
6 144 (6.69%) C# .NET Developer
7 133 (6.18%) Architect
8 118 (5.49%) Support Analyst
9 109 (5.07%) ASP.NET Developer
10 101 (4.70%) Senior Developer
11 97 (4.51%) Software Developer
12 94 (4.37%) Administrator
13 92 (4.28%) Support Engineer
14 83 (3.86%) C# ASP.NET Developer
15 71 (3.30%) Web Developer
16 65 (3.02%) Business Analyst
17 63 (2.93%) Business Intelligence Developer
18 61 (2.84%) Junior
19 57 (2.65%) Project Manager
19 57 (2.65%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 772 (35.89%) .NET
2 475 (22.08%) ASP.NET
3 409 (19.01%) HTML
4 340 (15.81%) CSS
5 257 (11.95%) jQuery
6 227 (10.55%) XML
7 217 (10.09%) .NET Framework
8 183 (8.51%) Web Services
9 179 (8.32%) Ajax
10 149 (6.93%) WCF
11 128 (5.95%) HTML5
12 121 (5.63%) ASP.NET MVC
13 94 (4.37%) WPF
14 53 (2.46%) LINQ
14 53 (2.46%) WinForms
14 53 (2.46%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 50 (2.32%) Silverlight
15 50 (2.32%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
16 45 (2.09%) CSS3
17 37 (1.72%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 102 (4.74%) Computer Science
2 64 (2.98%) Management Information System
3 55 (2.56%) Clustering
4 42 (1.95%) Blackberry
5 37 (1.72%) Mathematics
6 34 (1.58%) Mobile App
7 23 (1.07%) Replication
8 20 (0.93%) Client/Server
8 20 (0.93%) Social Media
8 20 (0.93%) Open Source
9 19 (0.88%) Inversion of Control
10 18 (0.84%) iPhone
10 18 (0.84%) N-Tier
10 18 (0.84%) PDA
11 15 (0.70%) iPad
11 15 (0.70%) Enterprise Software
12 14 (0.65%) FlexPod
13 12 (0.56%) Fat Client
13 12 (0.56%) Thin Client
14 11 (0.51%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 707 (32.87%) Windows
2 232 (10.79%) Windows Server 2008
3 155 (7.21%) Windows Server 2012
4 147 (6.83%) Windows Server 2003
5 146 (6.79%) Windows 7
6 120 (5.58%) Linux
7 73 (3.39%) Windows 8
8 69 (3.21%) Windows XP
9 55 (2.56%) UNIX
10 42 (1.95%) Android
11 25 (1.16%) Apple iOS
12 17 (0.79%) Windows Mobile
13 16 (0.74%) Windows Vista
14 12 (0.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 10 (0.46%) Solaris
16 8 (0.37%) SUSE
16 8 (0.37%) Windows 2000 Server
16 8 (0.37%) Windows Phone
17 7 (0.33%) Windows 2000
18 6 (0.28%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 249 (11.58%) MVC
2 214 (9.95%) Business Intelligence
3 210 (9.76%) ITIL
4 200 (9.30%) CRM
5 169 (7.86%) Project Management
6 168 (7.81%) Agile Software Development
7 164 (7.62%) Web Development
8 120 (5.58%) Scrum
9 108 (5.02%) ETL
10 101 (4.70%) Migration
11 95 (4.42%) Software Engineering
12 88 (4.09%) Unit Testing
13 81 (3.77%) OO
14 77 (3.58%) E-Commerce
15 75 (3.49%) TDD
16 69 (3.21%) PRINCE2
17 67 (3.11%) Disaster Recovery
18 62 (2.88%) Project Planning
19 57 (2.65%) Continuous Integration
19 57 (2.65%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 764 (35.52%) SQL
2 662 (30.78%) C#
3 316 (14.69%) JavaScript
4 212 (9.86%) VB.NET
5 197 (9.16%) T-SQL
6 103 (4.79%) VB
7 87 (4.04%) C++
8 79 (3.67%) Java
9 75 (3.49%) PHP
10 61 (2.84%) C
11 56 (2.60%) PowerShell
12 30 (1.39%) VBA
13 29 (1.35%) PL/SQL
14 27 (1.26%) VB6
15 24 (1.12%) VBScript
16 23 (1.07%) Perl
17 20 (0.93%) Python
18 18 (0.84%) Bash Shell
19 14 (0.65%) X++
20 13 (0.60%) XAML
Qualifications
1 358 (16.64%) Microsoft Certification
2 278 (12.92%) Degree
3 191 (8.88%) MCSE
4 111 (5.16%) MCITP
5 89 (4.14%) Security Cleared
6 81 (3.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 67 (3.11%) MCP
8 57 (2.65%) Citrix Certification
9 56 (2.60%) MCSA
10 53 (2.46%) MCTS
11 51 (2.37%) Cisco Certification
12 48 (2.23%) SC Cleared
12 48 (2.23%) CCA
13 42 (1.95%) CCNA
14 29 (1.35%) MCSD
15 25 (1.16%) ITIL Certification
16 23 (1.07%) CCEE
17 21 (0.98%) NCDA
18 16 (0.74%) ISEB
19 15 (0.70%) NCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 88 (4.09%) SLA
2 35 (1.63%) QA
3 12 (0.56%) ISO 9000
4 11 (0.51%) Basel II
4 11 (0.51%) TickIT
4 11 (0.51%) Solvency II
5 10 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 9 (0.42%) PCI DSS
7 5 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 5 (0.23%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.046%) COBIT
System Software
1 370 (17.20%) Active Directory
2 235 (10.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 156 (7.25%) Hyper-V
4 99 (4.60%) XenApp
5 89 (4.14%) vSphere
6 80 (3.72%) XenDesktop
7 41 (1.91%) VMware ESX
8 33 (1.53%) Microsoft App-V
9 28 (1.30%) VMware ESXi
10 23 (1.07%) Forefront TMG
10 23 (1.07%) Terminal Services
11 19 (0.88%) XenServer
12 18 (0.84%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 16 (0.74%) vCloud
14 9 (0.42%) UAG
15 8 (0.37%) Shibboleth
15 8 (0.37%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 7 (0.33%) ISA Server
17 6 (0.28%) IAG
18 5 (0.23%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 99 (4.60%) SCCM
2 52 (2.42%) SCOM
3 38 (1.77%) Backup Exec
4 23 (1.07%) WSUS
5 19 (0.88%) AppDNA
6 16 (0.74%) SCDPM
7 15 (0.70%) SCVMM
8 14 (0.65%) NetBackup
9 11 (0.51%) Norton AntiVirus
10 10 (0.46%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 8 (0.37%) SCOrch
11 8 (0.37%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 8 (0.37%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 7 (0.33%) SCSM
12 7 (0.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 6 (0.28%) Cacti
14 5 (0.23%) HP Quality Center
14 5 (0.23%) ARCserve
15 4 (0.19%) Data Guard
15 4 (0.19%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 358 (16.64%) VMware
2 298 (13.85%) Citrix
3 199 (9.25%) Cisco
4 140 (6.51%) Oracle
5 104 (4.83%) NetApp
6 83 (3.86%) HP
7 72 (3.35%) EMC
8 66 (3.07%) IBM
9 55 (2.56%) Cognos
10 53 (2.46%) Symantec
11 38 (1.77%) Dell
12 35 (1.63%) Apple
13 30 (1.39%) Business Objects
14 27 (1.26%) CheckPoint
15 25 (1.16%) Mitel
16 24 (1.12%) Avaya
17 21 (0.98%) McAfee
18 19 (0.88%) LANDesk
19 18 (0.84%) Fujitsu
19 18 (0.84%) SAP
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
The Myers Group
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum good benefits package
Posted: 2 hours ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Spring Technology
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + beneftis + training
Posted: 16 hours ago
Walsall, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Premier Group Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Redditch, Worcestershire
Robert Walters
Salary: £38000 - £48000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Lichfield, Staffordshire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000-45,000
Posted: 19 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: 19 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: 19 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Erin Associates
Salary: £44000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £18000.00 - £22000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Parity Resources
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + negotiable depending on experience
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £22000 - £25000 per annum + + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
TEKsystems
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Nuneaton, Warwickshire
Connectus
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Nuneaton, Warwickshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £27850 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Ashdown IT
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Fusion Recruitment Solutions
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum and benefits.
Posted: 2 days ago
West Bromwich, West Midlands (County)
Quadratek People Limited
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum Excellent salary plus benefits incl
Posted: 2 days ago